Palm Beach Modern Auctions to offer James Dean's "Rebel Without A Cause" jacket

“If ever there were a reason to book a flight to south Florida, this is it,” said auctioneer Rico Baca, referencing the March 3rd auction being hosted by the company he co-owns, Palm Beach Modern Auctions. The 565-lot auction features the finest selection of modern and contemporary art, furniture, decorative accessories and jewelry PBMA has ever offered. The sale also launches the firm’s new Urban Culture division with a sensational selection led by a now-iconic red jacket James Dean wore in the 1955 film Rebel Without A Cause. The fun begins with a Palm Beach private collection of Pablo Picasso ceramics. The coveted, quirky wares were designed by Picasso during the postwar years at the Madoura pottery studio in Vallauris, France. “There are far more collectors of this pottery than there are sellers,” Baca noted. Eleven pieces have been consigned, including a Cruchon Hibou pitcher, est. $9,000-$12,000;